March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016
Lucas Browne

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LUCAS BROWNE took to social media earlier today to slam heavyweight rival David Haye and refute any suggestions that the pair will meet on May 21.

Over the weekend Haye claimed he was in talks with Browne’s team to lure the Australian to the O2 Arena in May to face the former two-weight world champion.

Browne stopped Ruslan Chagaev last week to win the spurious WBA ‘regular’ world heavyweight title (Tyson Fury holds the ‘Super’ version), making him a wanted man in the banner division.

However he is mandated to fight Fres Oquendo next, and Browne reminded fans of that fact in no uncertain terms.

“I think it’s funny how full of s*** @mrdavidhaye is. I’m not fighting him. Oquendo is next, it’s all in the contract. It [a fight with Haye] ain’t happening,” he wrote on Twitter.

Even if Browne were to negotiate a way around fighting Oquendo – a showdown with Haye would be much more lucrative, after all – the quick turnaround between fights does not leave him much time to recover from his fight with Chagaev and to let the cut he sustained during that contest heal.